Birmingham Police investigating after male victim was shot in the chest

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police are investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of 17th Street SW, according to a release from the department.

Police responded to the location on a call of a nonresponsive person at the location around 9:15 a.m., and arrived to find the victim’s brother, who stated that he was told his brother did not arrive to work.

He went to the home for a welfare check, and arrived to find his brother, 56-year-old Larry Sanders, unresponsive in a chair in his bedroom. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and spotted what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the victim’s chest.

Officials believe that while Sanders sat in the chair, an unknown suspect fired a handgun at the victim, striking him in the chest. Police are still trying to establish a motive.

Police have released an image of this person of interest in the case. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 254-7777 or homicide investigators at 205-254-1764.

WIAT will continue to bring you updates on this breaking news story.

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